Peace and Security

I WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR, TO SPEAK FOR THE GIRLS OF KARAMOJA.

Christine Nayar, 19, from Nimsui village, Amudat district is one of the lucky ones who has had the privilege of completing ‘O’ Level or Senior 4 at Jereza High School in Soroti, thanks to the Rights Advocacy program implemented by NAWOU and supported by the Embassy of Ireland. “I had to run away from home …

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REAPING SUCCESS FROM RESILIENCE

With support from the Embassy of Ireland, the National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU), in partnership with their member organisations in Karamoja, have been advocating for an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  As an outcome of the advocacy, several girls run away from their homes where they were at risk of FGM …

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AMUDAT PARLIAMENTARY COVID19 TASKFORCE MEETS GIRLS FLEEING FGM.

The Parliamentary COVID19 Taskforce in Amudat district met girls fleeing female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage seeking shelter at Kalas Girls primary school. The girls are supported by the National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) with funding from the Embassy of Ireland. From the instatement of the first lockdown in 2020, the …

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WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP.

Joyce Ocaya from Omoro, Gulu District is the Vice Chairperson of Palaro Odek Growers’ Cooperative Society in Odek Subcounty. Before she was a leader in the cooperative, she served on the vetting committee which handled Board elections. This is where she conceived the idea of serving on the Union; board level but she didn’t believe …

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